late adulthood

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  • LATE ADULTHOOD 60+
    • RETIREMENT
      • ATCHLEY - pre retirement, honeymoon phase, detatchment phase, reorientation phase, stability phasee, termination phase
        • pre- consequences, finacncial and lifestyle changes thought about
        • HONEYMOON- enjoys retirement
        • DISENCHANTMENT- disapointment, doesnt live up to expectations
        • REORIENTATION-develop more realistic aprroach
        • STABILITY- takes an orderly routine again
        • pre retirement education may help
        • TERMINATION-poor health make self care impossible, life changes required
        • not evryone goes through them
      • how much of a central factor was work? loss of contact and adjustment to being home
      • EYSENCK peoples identity is often wrapped up in their jib when they loose their job they loose their identity
      • HEPSWORTH distress schores 6 times higher for unemplyed
    • SOCIAL DISENGAGEMENT THEORY cumming and Henry
      • lots of different reasons why old people become less actively involved in society
        • beyond controll such as, retirement, death of friends, poor health, children moving away
        • some choose to not have as big social life
      • older people become discontected because they occupy fewer roles in society, no longer have jobs, so loose social interaction
      • fewer expectations old people
      • people choose to disengage to help cope with external and internal pressures
      • 5 year study on 50-90 in Kansas city USA foudn people do progressively diseengage from society
        • cultral biased, cant be generalised
        • HAVIGHURST follow up studied on over half origional study
          • those who remained socialy active were most happy
      • other cultural studies see people didnt disengage but remained socially active though the church or other organisations
    • temporal validity, more medicine, higher life expectancy, more suppourt
    • moghaddam
    • self report data
    • yay for longitudinal studies

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